Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Polymer Clay Challenge

Hi there! It's been 8 weeks since I started Katie Oskin's #2017PCChallenge and so far I've been posting new items every week on the group Facebook page.
Since I've become totally addicted to polymer clay cane making  I have amassed a LOT of canes!. So I've decided that my challenge this year is to make something every week that uses one of my many canes. I have about 30 boxes filled with canes and they just keep growing because I can't seem to stop! This is one example of the boxes.

Anyway I've managed to make some use of some of the canes with this challenge but there is a long way to go. Here are my creations for week 1- week 8.

So that photo heavy post is my latest polymer clay update. I hope you like some of my work. It sure is fun!
Take care.
See you soon!

Monday, 20 February 2017

My beads have arrived from Germany!

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things has undertaken to host another blog party and I've signed up for it. Lori has the best parties and I for one, am very happy that she is feeling well enough after a couple of very tough years with illness. Of course as soon as she announced she was doing this there was a great response from the  online jewelry making world. She planned on 40 and hoped for 80 people to sign  up but she underestimated her popularity because there are 160 of us coming to the party! It will be a wild time since we are expected to visit everybody's blog on the reveal day. I can't wait!

 I actually started this blog 4 years ago in order to be part of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party and also took part in the 8th annual party. I had a wonderful, creative time as a result and made 2 wonderful new friends with my partners. Hugs and kisses to Rita and Michi.

This time I've been partnered with Sandra Wollberg from Wiesbaden, Germany and even though I don't know her very well yet I can tell that she is very organized! We only received our partners last Saturday and Sandra sent off my beads right away. The postal system in Germany must be super efficient because I received the beads on Thursday , 6 days later! That must be a record.

She posted a teaser photograph before she sent the beads off.

Here are the lovely lampwork beads made by Korina Stieler (Germany) which Sandra has hoarded for many years.  I am thrilled that she has decided to give them to me for this event. she doesn't have an active blog but will be posting her creations on her pinterest page.

Beautiful shades of green, Photo doesn't do them justice!

If you'd like a sampling of Bead Soup please check back here on March 25th to see what Sandra and I, and 158 other keen jewelry artists create with our hoarded Bead Soup. Thanks again Lori for hosting the party.